I just received the following note and photos from my friend Elyse. Like me, she also lives near Prospect Park. The bird in question nests around the neighborhood, most likely on the brownstone's roofs:
"Subject: Bird Identity
Date: 8/21/06 7:57 PM
Just took a picture of a bird in my backyard. It flew in over an hour ago and is still there. I thought it was a hawk, but it is in such a funny position. I know the pictures are not too helpful. Can you tell what it is?
Common Nighthawk (Chordeiles minor)
(Photo credit - Elyse Taylor)
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Tuesday, August 22, 2006